A fast focal ratio of f/4
This is especially important for astrophotographers dealing with long exposure times. Imaging telescopes made of less thermally stable material can deviate from optimum focus after long time exposures. It can remain in focus for a longer period of time and long exposure images will stay clear and in focus. Tube interiors are equipped with knife-edge ray traced baffles.
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 SynScan mount gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of heavy professional photo and video equipment. It is a hybrid mount with alt-azimuth capability for general use and equatorial capability for astrophotography use. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestial objects with its database.
AZ-EQ6 SynScan is capable of carrying heavy-duty photographic equipment for professional shooting and video recording. It is a very efficient transportable mount weighing only 15 kg, for a load capacity of 20 kg (counterweight excluded).
Freedom Find™ - tracking made easy!
With the patented Freedom Find (dual-encoder) technology which allows the telescope to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session.
German Equatorial / Alt-Az dual mode
Permanent periodic error correction(PPEC). PPEC can be trained with Autoguider or PC.
Belt drive - Super smooth PE curve. Low backlash, silent slewing.
DSLR Electronic Shutter Release Port for batch exposures of astrophotography.
Include two dual-fit (45mm/75mm) saddle for mounting two telescopes.
New motor controller with higher torque and accuracy.
Driving Resolution: Approximately 0.14 arc seconds
PEC control in EQ mode
Alignment methods: 1, 2, or 3-star alignment (EQ) / brightest star or 2-star alignment (AZ)
Telescope Connection: 2 x dual-fit saddle plates supplied accepting 45mm & 75mm dovetail bars
RA/DEC Worm Gears: D=92.5mm, 180 teeth, brass
RA/DEC Axes: D=40mm, steel
Latitude Adjustment Range: 10° to 70° (EQ), 90° (AZ)
Azimuth Adjustment Range: About ± 9°
Optical Design Reflector
Optical Diameter 205 mm
Focal Length 800 mm
Highest Practical Power 410x
Finder Scope 8x50
Focuser Diameter 2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Linear Power Focuser
Tube Weight 9.5 kg
Tube Dimensions 23.5cmx71.1cm
Shipping Weight 12.7 kg
Shipping Dimensions 80x40x44 cm3
Tripod Height 127 cm ( 50")
Tracking Rates Sidereal / Solar / Lunar rate
Guiding Speed from 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x
Mount Type EQ/Alt-AZ Dual Mode
Counter Weight 2x 5 kg
Accessory Tray Large wall to wall
Motor Drive 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motor
GOTO System SynScan Hand Control
Tripod Weight 7.5 kg, 2" steel tripod
Shipping Weight 21kg + 20 kg
Shipping Dimensions 118x28x29cm3; 53x52x32 cm3
Power Supply DC11~16V 4A
Payload Capacity 20 kg (counterweight excluded)
Tracking Modes Alt-azimuth / Equatorial mode
Slewing Speed up to 4.2°/sec (800x)